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The Driver Shortage

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many CDL truck drivers retired or switched professions. Now, as the pandemic is winding down, there is an increase in consumer demand, prompting a need for more drivers. According to Chris Spear, the President and CEO of the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry is short well over 80,000 drivers. He also claims that the driver shortage will reach 160,000 drivers by 2030 and that there will be a need for 1,000,000 new drivers over the coming decade. Presently, there is a bipartisan infrastructure bill waiting approval in Congress which would authorize billions of dollars for transportation projects, and includes workforce changes allowing 18–20-year-old drivers access to CDL training, rather than having them wait to turn 21. As more drivers train to become CDL certified, and considering they all need a CDL examination at least once every two years, if not annually, the need for certified Medical Examiners nationwide remains strong.

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10-Year Recertification Notice

Providers that have been certified and listed on the National Registry are required to be recertified no sooner than 9 years and no later than 10 years after the date of issuance of your Medical Examiner certification credential. Recertification requires that you again complete a qualified training program, such as ours, and again take and pass the NRCME certification examination. Once you again pass the NRCME certification examination the FMCSA will issue a new Medical Examiner certification credential - including a new National Registry number - which will again be valid for 10 years.

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